William Snead…graduated from Santa Fe High School (Alachua, FL)…played three seasons for the University of Florida and combined to go 7-1 with a 2.53 ERA over 100 appearances…was the eight Gator selected in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, led by A.J. Puk who was selected by the A’s with the sixth overall pick.
Made his Major League debut with Toronto and was 0-1 with a 2.35 ERA in seven relief appearances over four stints with the Blue Jays.... Allowed a .259 opponents batting average, which broke down to .200 (2-for-10) against left-handed hitters and .294 (5-for-17) against right-handers. ...Stranded all four of his inherited runners and first batters faced were 1-for-6 (.167) with a hit by pitch. ...Did not allow a run in five road games (5.1 ip) or five night games (5.1 ip). ...Spent the balance of the season at Triple-A Buffalo where he was 2-0 with four saves and a 1.58 ERA in 36 games, including one start…the ERA was his lowest as a minor leaguer as was his opponents batting average (.151), on-base percentage (.242), slugging percentage (.209) and OPS (.451). ...Based on a minimum of 40 innings pitched, he ranked second among Triple-A East pitchers in opponents OPS, third in slugging, fourth in ERA and batting average and ninth in on-base percentage. ...Struck out 57 batters in 40.0 innings (12.83 per nine innings) and surrendered just one home run. ...His opponents batting average broke down to .130 (7-for-54) against left-handed hitters compared to .165 (14-for-85) with his lone home run against right-handers. ...Yielded a .184 batting average with runners in scoring position. ...Allowed 1-of-10 (10.0%) inherited runners to score…first batters faced were 2-for-31 (.065) with three walks and a hit by pitch (.171 on-base percentage). ...Compiled a 1.17 ERA on the road, 1.82 at home. ...Did not allow a run (9.1 ip) or a hit (29 ab) in the seventh inning. ...Held opponents to a .063 batting average with two strikes. ...Tossed at least one inning in 32 of his 36 appearances…did not allow a hit 25 times and did not allow a run 27 times ...DAY-BY-DAY: Did not allow an earned runs over his first seven games (8.1 ip)…tossed a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings in his only start on May 16 against Rochester…it was his first of four outings of 2.0 innings…also struck out a season-high four…had a season-best 6.0 inning scoreless streak from May 27 to June 11…opponents went 0-for-17 with no walks and nine strikeouts during the streak…first batters faced went 0-for-25 with two walks and a hit by pitch (.107 on-base percentage) over his final 28 appearances beginning May 27…finished May with a 0.87 ERA in nine games…then compiled a 1.46 ERA and .079 opponents batting average in 11 appearances in June…matched his season high with four strikeouts in 1.1 innings on June 2 against Syracuse…had a 0.59 ERA and .137 opponents batting average over his first 13 games through June 11…then surrendered his only home run of the season June 13 against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…had season highs in runs (3), hits (3), walks (3) and pitches (45) on July 2 vs. Lehigh Valley…did not allow an earned run over his final 12 minor league appearances beginning July 18 (12.2 ip, 3 r)…had a 2.01 ERA and .142 opponents batting average in 27 games when he was selected by Toronto on July 26…made his Major League debut in the second game of the July 28 doubleheader at Boston (0.2 ip)…entered the game with one out of the fifth inning and stranded two inherited runners on just three pitches as he induced a grounded into double play to his only batter faced (Jarren Duran)…then struck out the side in the ninth inning the next day against the Red Sox, fanning Bobby Dalbec for his first big league strikeout…was optioned to Buffalo the next day and made two appearances with the Bisons (2.0 ip, 2 h, 2 so) before he was recalled on Aug. 7…pitched in five games with the Blue Jays (6.0 ip, 5 h, 3 r, 2 er, 2 bb, 4 so) before he was optioned to Buffalo on Aug. 23…had two more stints with Toronto in September but did not pitch either time (Sept. 3-4, Sept. 25-28).
Made six appearances during Spring Training and allowed a lone run over 4.1 innings...Gave up four hits and issued one walk to go with four strikeouts for a 0.92 WHIP and a .214 AVG... Threw the last pitch in all of baseball before play was paused for the COVID-19 pandemic, fanning Andrew Susac to end the 9th inning and earn the save on March 12 at PIT... Spent the summer working out with other Minor League players in Gainesville, FL.
Started his year with a 2-0 record and a 0.84 ERA over nine relief appearances for Double-A New Hampshire...Promoted to Triple-A Buffalo on May 4...Went 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 41 contests for the Bisons…Earned his 1st career Triple-A save on May 18 vs. Louisville (1.2 IP, 1H, 1BB)…Claimed his 1st Triple-A win on June 6 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (1.2 IP, 1H, 1BB, 2K)…Named an International League Mid-Season All-Star...Pitched a hitless 6th inning with a strikeout at the All-Star Game.